Chor-Minor Mosque

This unusual and magnificent structure is located in the north-east of Bukhara. The name Chor-Minor Madrasah is translated as “four minarets”, which, in turn, symbolize the four cardinal points.

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The purpose of the construction of this mosque was to attract travelers, so that they would stay here while traveling along the Great Silk Road. There is also a belief that KhalifaNiyazkul-bek, the initiator of the construction, wanted to recreate something similar to the TajMahal in Bukhara.